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In Focus: Connie Converse


Focus on Connie Converse

In 1950s New York, Elizabeth Eaton Converse, better known as Connie Converse, attempted to forge a career as a singer-songwriter. She never released any music and her only known public performance was a television appearance in 1954 on The Morning Show on CBS. Days after her 50th birthday, she wrote a series of goodbye letters to her friends and family letting them know she was planning on moving away. Connie disappeared and remains missing to this day.

Recordings released in the 21st Century have led to a wider recognition of her work, and her place as a pioneering singer-songwriter.

Selected and mixed by Sam Stone.